STEPHANIE DANLER is a writer based in Los Angeles, California.
"Acknowledging both the tribute of memory and the mercy of
forgetting with one distinctive voice, this is a rare and
skillfully structured view of an artist's love, grief, and
--Annie Bostrom, Booklist
"I read Stray on the edge of my seat. This is a story of
triumph: the triumph of grit, talent, grace, and beauty over the
dark pull of inner demons. I'll be thinking about the courage it
took to write this book for a long time to come."
--Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance "In Stray, Stephanie Danler has created a compulsive, neck-breaking masterpiece. It is pleasurable and full-throatedly sensual beyond words. The abounding pain is unsentimentally rendered but mind-blowingly felt. It's a dark and hot book, a violently provocative one. But it is also quiet, tender. Ultimately this is a kind writer and on every page there is hope."
--Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women
"Danler's first memoir is as well-written as her novel was . . . [A] moving text in which writing is therapeutic and family trauma is useful material."